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Pork Chops & Apple Sauce

Cooking Method ,
Cuisine
Courses
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Fall
Description

A perfect meal to kickoff the Fall season!

Ingredients
  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 apples (cut into 12 wedges each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock/broth
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • Cajun seasoning (to taste)
  • Italian seasoning (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Season pork chops generously with Cajun and Italian seasoning and set aside.
  2.  Add 1 tablespoon of  butter to a skilled over medium-high heat.  Once melted, add in apple wedges in a single layer. Allow apples to brown on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side.  Remove apples from pan and place in warm oven.

  3. Add in olive oil and another tablespoon of butter to the same skillet; swirl butter until it melts. Add in pork chops and cook throughly until brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Adjust heat as needed as to not overcook the chops. Once cooked, remove from skillet and place in warm oven.  
  4. Turn the heat to low and add in last tablespoon of butter to melt.  Add in onions and sauté until they're tender.  Remove leaves from thyme sprigs and add in the leaves along with minced garlic to the skillet. and stir. Pour in wine and stir to deglaze. Stir in flour and stir until a paste texture is formed. 
  5. Add apple juice to skillet and stir. Increase heat to high and pour in chicken stock and stir. Once mixture is to a boil, add in heavy cream if you wish, and reduce heat to a simmer. If not using heavy cream, reduce heat to a simmer after adding in chicken stock. Season with more Cajun and Italian seasoning as needed. 
  6. Add pork chops back into the skillet, then pour apples on top. Reduce heat to low and spoon sauce over chops and apples. 
Keywords: pork chops, apple sauce, apples, pork
Devin Smith